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November 15, 2019

How I Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

I took a couple videos recently to show how I pack a shoebox.  Now, remember-this is not the "right way", just my way I'm sharing in case it helps others.

The first video shows how I pick items:


The second video shows how I make the items fit:



Now, if you want to be sure you're packing shoeboxes the "right way" check out my post: How to Correctly Pack a Shoebox.

October 25, 2019

2019 Shoebox Packing

I haven't had much time to write blog posts of late, so I wanted to share a couple videos I made recently showing how we're packing shoeboxes this year.

First, here's out packing party set-up:

And here's selecting items for one shoebox (turned out to be for a 5-9 girl):


Here's more examples of 5-9 girl shoeboxes we've packed.

October 22, 2019

2019 Girls Shoeboxes

Hi All!

If you don't follow my Simply Shoeboxes YouTube channel you may have missed out on seeing some of the shoeboxes we've gotten packed so far this year!  I've done a quick, informal video of one of each age group...check them out below!

2-4 Girl:



5-9 Girl:



10-14 Girl:



If you're packing boy boxes, you can get some ideas from past shoeboxes we've packed for boys!

October 1, 2019

Themed Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes Packed in 2018

When I pack shoeboxes I often try to pack them around some sort of theme.  Sometimes that happens as I'm packing, oh look, here's a stuffed teddy bear and here's a notebook with a teddy bear on it, and here's a pencil bag with a bears on it, etc.  Other times early in the year I'll find an item or two and shop all year towards that theme.  Either way, when I do a theme box, I don't leave out anything on our basic packing list-I still put in hygiene, school, and art supplies, clothing, whistle, etc as well as toys (including a ball and stuffed animal) with a family photo.  I just try to find versions of what we are putting in that goes with the theme and occasionally an extra item or two.


Anyhow, here's some sheoboxes I packed around themes last year-most just photos I snapped with my phone as I packed:


This was one of my favorites!  A construction themed one!  My mom found the big construction building toy on a deal at Hollar on Black Friday.  My aunt found the building photos in a calendar for me to put in the lid, and I found the Bob The Builder coloring book at Mighty Dollar.  It turned out to be a 5-9 boy box with yellow as a secondary theme.


 This was a blue, bird themed 2-4 boy shoebox.





A bug themed shoebox with fabric including bugs, a bug house and net, and Bumble Bee Transformer toy.




A chick themed shoebox for a 5-9 girl





A monkey themed for a 5-9 boy.


An ocean themed shoebox that I think ended up being for a 5-9 girl.





An octopus themed box for a 5-9 boy (you can see our idea/check list in this photo we use when packing boxes)





A seal/sea lion/polar themed shoebox for a 5-9 boy I think.





Simile face themed box for a 5-9 boy (lot more in this box than can be seen in this photo)





Stingray themed shoebox for a 5-9 boy.






A train themed box for a 2-4 boy.






This was another favorite of mine-a western theme built around a horse stuffed animal and cactus pencil case I found at Bargin Hunt.


For more ideas/fun boxes, check out our other themed shoeboxes!





August 22, 2019

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox for 2-4 Year Old Boy - 2018

It's almost packing season 2019, here's one of the Operation Christmas Child shoebox my aunt packed at our family packing party last year a 2-4 year old boy.  I enjoy seeing what other people pack in their boxes for ideas/inspirations, hopefully som e of you do, as well.  If you'd like ideas for other ages be sure to check out my posts on OCC shoeboxes from this year for: Girl 2-4 , Girl 5-9,

May 18, 2019

OCC Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ A Month worth of Donations and Deals ~ 5/18/2019

For those who don't follow my YouTube channel, I wanted to share the video here to show what we've gotten of late for shoebox packing!





             
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